Monthly Archives: January 2014
I am in LOVE with my slow cooker. There. I said it. I do, I mean really, my slow cooker is a lifesaver in our house, and at least two nights a week, the sole reason we have a hot, homemade meal on the table. I love to make shredded chicken tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and even cook my chicken in there to make chicken salad. But with these sorts of meals, I need to shred the meat and had been using two forks to do this – while that worked, if I tried to do it with the meat still in the slow cooker (my preferred method), I would either burn my hands at least once in the process, scratch the bottom of slow cooker or both. Not to mention I would get tired of shredding after awhile and end up with hugely inconsistent shreds of meat and some areas not shredded at all. I recently received a product in exchange for my honest opinion that has revolutionized my recipes that require shredded meats!
What did I think?
Do you ever pull containers out of your freezer or fridge and wonder when it is from or worse, what it was? I will admit it: I do it all the time! I have tried to get better about labeling… Continue reading
Lavished Grace Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness
Sponsored by Lavished Grace
Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness
The beautiful beads in Lavished Grace's Paper Bead Jewelry are handmade by the women in Uganda, Africa with recycled magazine paper. Through the sale of their beautiful jewelry, these women can feed and house their families, send their children to school, receive medical care, and look forward to a more hopeful future. The process of making this jewelry is very unique! It takes about one day to make a full necklace strand. Because they are handmade they will all look a little different and may even have slightly different lengths. One thing is certain – no two are alike! Through a purchase from Lavished Grace, you are not only helping the women who make the jewelry but also the family behind Lavished Grace as they raise funds to adopt a child from Uganda. Read more about this and what Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness thought in her review of Lavished Grace's Paper Bead Jewelry.
About the prize: One lucky winner will receive a paper bead necklace and 3 paper bead bracelets!
About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 1/15 and ends on 1/29 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
Welcome to the Mía Mariú Perfume Giveaway!
Sponsored by: Mía Mariú
Hosted by: Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal
Co-hosted by: Debra’s Random Rambles
Do you love to try new fragrances and perfumes? What about your significant other? Mía Mariú has introduced a new line of botanical fragrances for both men and women that will make your nose happy and your sense of natural ingredients sing! Krista over at Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal reviewed a bottle of the men’s mm fragrance from Mía Mariú and loved the staying power it had, the sexy, sultry scent and how the ingredients are clean and natural.
Enter to win this giveaway with the Giveaway Tool below and you could win a bottle of your choice in one of the following scents:
mm caoba EDT 1.7 oz for Men
“sophisticated, passionate, romantic….real sexy confidence”
This rugged, refreshing, strong and sensual fragrance has top notes of citron tonic, violet leaf, dew grass; middle notes are red saffron, crushed nutmeg and fresh vetiver; base notes are creamy sandalwood, vanilla absolute and vintage suede. Caoba’s modern smooth scent creates mystery and sexy confidence.
mm magia EDT 1.7 oz for Women
“enchanting, flirty, sensual…deliciously unforgettable”
This deliciously flirtatious fragrance invigorates the senses, creates a mood and sets the scene for unforgettable fun, romance and pleasure. With a medley of juicy strawberry, mandarin, peach and pear that play sweetly atop dewy blooms of jasmine, plum, magnolia and flirty frangipani; makes the perfect playmate and ideal soul mate for smooth and sensual base notes of rich vanilla, musk, tonka bean and warm and enchanting golden amber.
mm acqua EDT 1.7 oz for Men
“rebellious, irresistible, seductive…pure masculinity”
This clean, cool and refreshing fragrance offers a sophisticated scent with its unique blend of exotic ingredients. Acqua leaves skin aromatically scented with top notes of sliced ginger, star ruby grapefruit and white pepper, middle notes of warm nutmeg, Egyptian jasmine and skin musk while balancing perfectly with bottom notes of Texas white cedar, Haitian vetiver and Bois de Encens. Acqua embodies the essence of masculinity.
If you have won a Mía Mariú giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from January 15, 2013 through January 29, 2014 at 11 PM CST. Entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding email@example.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Welcome to the Banish Boredom – Board Game Night Giveaway
Sponsored by: Winning Moves USA
Hosted by: Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal
If your family complains about being bored or not having anything to do – this is the giveaway for you! Let’s banish the boredom by introducing a family board game night in your house! Krista over at Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal has a weekly family game night with her kids, as well as a monthly board game night with some friends. One of her favorite game providers is Winning Moves USA, and they are sponsoring another giveaway – this time to start your board game night off right and providing you with a selection of classic board games!
If you would like to win this board game giveaway, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. If you have won a Winning Moves USA giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from January 12, 2013 through January 26, 2014 at 11 PM CST. Entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Welcome to the PYSIS Fashion Forward Overboot Giveaway!
Hosted by: Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal
Sponsored by: PYSIS
Have you ruined shoes by walking in the rain, snow or slush? What about slipping, tripping or falling because you were unsteady on your heels in precarious weather? PYSIS Overboots are the fashionable and practical answer to these problems! Many galoshes on the market that slip over your shoes are bulky, cumbersome and allow the elements in the through the top, alongside of not always being the most fashion-friendly. Krista over at Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal, recently had the chance to check out the fashion-forward galoshes by PYSIS. She loves that these overboots are comfortable, cute and really work! They provide comfort, stability and protection for your favorite shoes! They will keep your fabulous shoes their most fabulous and your feet warm and dry!
If you would like to win a pair of PYSIS fashion forward galoshes, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. If you have won a PYSIS giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from January 11, 2013 through January 25, 2014 at 11 PM CST. Entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding email@example.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
The weather in Wisconsin is finicky to say the very least. This week we went from more than thirty below zero for two days, to nearly forty degrees four days later. Needless to say, that when this happens a week after you had a lot of snow, it is wet, slushy and a bit slippery! When the weather turns like this, it is often this time of year that I stop wearing high heels to work or out for fun because I hate hauling around my giant snowboots in the “in between” weather and typically galoshes are just as big and cumbersome to tote around as snowboots. So when I heard about PYSIS, the fashion-forward, unique-design galoshes, I knew I this was something I had to learn more about! I received a pair of PYSIS overboot galoshes in exchange for my honest opinion.